Redmi Note 9T vs Poco X3 NFC comparison: these two smartphones are affordable devices that are now available in the UK. Although, the Redmi Note 9T official sales will start from January 8, 2021. And for the record, these two smartphones are both Xiaomi products.


The Redmi Note 9T offers a better look but not the best quality build (glass front, plastic body). However, POCO X3 NFC comes with a higher build quality: it features an aluminum frame and the IP53 certification making it dust resistant and waterproof.


When it comes to display, none of these two have an OLED panel. Instead you are settling with an IPS LCD touchscreen. But don’t underate them. The POCO X3 NFC comes with a 120 Hz refresh rate and HDR10 certification allowing for great image quality. While the Redmi Note 9T has 90 Hz refresh rate display to offer you.

And if screen size matters, then you should know that the POCO X3 NFC has a bigger display of 6.67-inches. However both smartphones have FHD+ screen resolution.

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Hardware & Software: Redmi Note 9T vs POCO X3 NFC

The Redmi Note 9T is powered by MediaTek Dimension 800U chipset. Which is 5G enabled. So if you are getting the Redmi Note 9T, be well informed that you are getting one of the best 5G performing midrange smartphone.

And while it’s true that the POCO X3 NFC is powered by the Snapdragon 732G, it is however limited in terms of connectivity. For example it is not 5G enabled. But, however, the heat management is top notch for a midrange device.

In terms of software, these two are based on Android 10 on top Xiaomi’s MIUI 12 skin software.

In addition, the POCO X3 NFC comes with 6GB RAM + 64GB/128GB storage. Unlike the Redmi Note 9T with 4GB RAM + 64GB/128GB ROM

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As far as these two smartphones are concerned, the POCO X3 NFC has the better camera setup. It has 64 MP quad cameras + 13 MP secondary camera for an ultra wide. It also has the best selfie camera, 20 MP.

The Redmi Note 9T has 48 MP triple rear cameras with 13 MP selfie camera. While it is good but the POCO X3 NFC camera is better.


Both devices have an almost similar battery size. Redmi Note 9T has 5000mAh with 18W fast charge supported. While the POCO X3 NFC on the other hand has 5160mAh with 33W fast charge enabled.

Conclusion: Redmi Note 9T vs POCO X3 NFC

First, the price difference between these two devices is almost not noticeable. And even at that, POCO X3 NFC is a good performer except for the fact that it lacks 5G connectivity. Which you can get in Redmi Note 9T.

In summary, POCO X3 is slightly better than the Redmi Note 9T. To be frank, the only reason I’d buy the Redmi Note 9T is because of 5G connectivity. So ask yourself, is your vicinity 5G connected? If not, then, the POCO X3 NFC is the better one to purchase.

One Comment

  1. Thanks for the comparison info Marvel. Your grammar has issues though, so I’d definitely advise improving it, as a friendly bit of advice.

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